Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams (copies).

Reference code: CHAR 20/41

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Date: Jun 1941 - Sep 1941

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CHAR 20/41/1 Telegram from [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States, to WSC on increasing tank production in the United States. 12 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/2 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] congratulating General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces in Syria] on satisfactory conclusion of Syrian campaign. 14 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/3 Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State, Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC requesting permission to overrule WSC's objections and appoint Randolph Churchill as liaison between themselves. 13 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/4 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Middle East [Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck] to War Office on operations W S 10 and W S 11. 12 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/41/5-6 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC responding to proposals for policy in Middle East. 15 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/7-9 Telegram from Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, to WSC asking for a statement denying rumours of deals being made between the government of Britain and those of occupied nations e g. promising Trieste [Italy] to Yugoslavia in a post-war settlement. 15 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/10 Telegram from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] agreeing that in the light of the declaration by General Georges Catroux [Commander-in-Chief, Free French in the Levant] on the Allied entry into Syria, a satisfactory solution should be reached over Syria. 15 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/11 Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State, Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] advising him to proceed [in appointing Randolph Churchill as liaison between them]. 16 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/12 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa]: Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] will be pleased to see him in Cairo [Egypt]. 18 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/13 Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State, Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC suggesting rearrangement of centres of supply to facilitate distribution. 18 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/14 Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State, Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] asking his opinion on the unauthorised speech [on the need for help from the United States and the inability of the Soviet Union to withstand Germany] by Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]; requests him to read WSC's telegrams to Auchinleck. 19 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/15-18 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] agreeing to a further consignment of tanks for Middle East; should take advantage of German advance on the Soviet Union to secure Libyan Desert; blames recent failure on RAF. [See CHAR 20/41/39 - 40 for reply]. 19 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/19 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] rejecting appointment of Randolph Churchill as liaison between them and recommending he return to active service. 20 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/20 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on latest developments in Syria: General Fernand Dentz [French High Commissioner in Syria] agreed to armistice negotiated with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French], General Georges Catroux [Commander-in-Chief, Free French in the Levant] and General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces in Syria]. 19 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/21 Telegram from the Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC suggesting waiting for report on propaganda in Middle East before sending out Major Sir Hubert Young. 19 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/22 Telegram from WSC to the Commander-in-Chief Middle East [Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck] and Commander-in- Chief India [General Sir Archibald Wavell] on Cabinet ultimatum to Persia [Iran] to eject Germans or face hostilities. 21 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/23 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC asking permission to make General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] a member of the Middle East War Council whilst in Cairo [Egypt]. 20 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/24-25 Telegram from Stalin to WSC on Anglo-Soviet solidarity following German aggression towards the Soviet Union; with reply from WSC promising help via the North, as allowed by limitations of resource and geography. 21 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/26 Telegram from WSC to the Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] agreeing to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] being made a member of the Middle East War Council. 21 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/27 Telegram from WSC to Duke of Windsor [Governor of the Bahamas, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII,] asking for 1st Lord Moyne [Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier Walter Guinness], Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], Malcolm MacDonald [British High Commissioner in Canada] and 1st Lord Athlone [Governor-General of Canada] to be informed of dates of proposed visit to the United States and Canada. 21 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/28 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC with strategical appreciation of Middle East: need more tanks, infantry of little use in desert. 21 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/29 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] urging encouragement of Turkish resistance to German pressure. 22 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/30-32 Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Middle East [Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck] to WSC on lack of troops to reinforce Iraq if Germans should switch advance from the Soviet Union to Syria and Middle East. 22 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/33 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] with a message for General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] to be passed on at Lyttelton's discretion suggesting the problems at the Syrian Conference were caused by mutual antagonism between Vichy and the Free French. 22 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/34 Telegram from General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] to WSC advising that armistice terms for Syria agreed between British and Vichy are opposed to Free French principles. 23 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/35-36 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on meetings with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French], General de Larminat [Governor-General of French Equatorial Africa] and Major- General Edward Spears [Head of Spears Mission, Syria and the Lebanon]; Free French reject Syrian armistice terms and threaten to break alliance with Britain then renegotiations end in agreement. 22 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/37 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] and Free French rejection of the British Armistice Convention and additional protocol with Vichy and Syria. 22 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/38 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on changes of personnel; Major-General [William] Wyndham Green [2nd in command, Gibraltar] should leave Gibraltar. 22 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/39-40 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC blaming inadequate resources for failure to seize upon German preoccupation in the Soviet Union to hit enemy in Libya; his own priorities are to consolidate Cyprus and Syria and reorganise supplies. [See CHAR 20/41/15 - 18 for WSC's original telegram]. 23 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/41 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, requiring him to return to Britain for secret discussions; Major-General Sir Thomas Blamey [General Officer Commanding 1st Australian Corps] to be acting Commander-in-Chief, Middle East. 23 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/42 Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State, Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] informing him of Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]'s visit to Britain. 24 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/43 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] approving his handling of General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French]. 24 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/44 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC, informing him that he is leaving on 26th July and bringing Brigadier Charles Gairdner, Deputy Director of Plans, Middle East, and Brigadier Charington, "Brigadier A F V's". 24 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/45 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC advising waiting until strategic appraisal is finished before addressing details of future policy. 24 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/46 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] "looking forward so much to seeing you". 25 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/47-48 Telegram from WSC to Stalin promising to send 200 Tomahawk Fighter planes and 2 - 3 million pairs of ankle boots. 25 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/49 Telegram from General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] to WSC suggesting that the army of General Fernand Dentz [French High Commissioner in Syria] should not be repatriated as Vichy troops are following German orders. 25 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/50 Telegram from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt] President of the United States, arranging meeting in August [at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada]; will bring Admiral of the Fleet Dudley Pound, 1st Sea Lord, General Sir John Dill, Chief of General Staff and Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman, Vice-Chief of Air Staff. 25 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/51 Telegram from [General Jan Smuts], Prime Minister of South Africa, to WSC suggesting immediate campaign against Libya whilst Germans are engaged elsewhere. 25 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/52-55 Telegram from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt] President of the United States, on developing medium tank programme and adapting merchant vessels to carry them; for 1942 and 1943 greater propaganda and air bombardment of Germany and Italy. 25 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/56 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] inviting him to visit Britain as the formal Imperial War Conference was not practicable. 25 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/57 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC: agreement settled with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on Syrian Armistice; problems over Vichy troops swearing not to rally to Free French. 25 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/58 Telegram from Duke of Windsor [Governor of the Bahamas, earlier Edward Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII] to WSC thanking him for approving the trip to the United States and Canada. 23 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/59-60 Telegram from Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia to WSC offering a replica of the Speaker's Chair in the Canberra Parliament to replace the chair in the recently bombed House of Commons; includes covering note from W A Clark, Dominions Office, to Edith Watson [Private Secretary to WSC]. 26 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/61 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on acceleration of supplies to Turkey. 26 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/62 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC asking for an early reply to CHAR 20/41/13. 26 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/63 Telegram from WSC to Stalin asking what kind of rubber is needed by the Soviet Union; also recommends Harry Hopkins [personal representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States]. 28 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/64 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC suggesting that propaganda in the Middle East should be centralised through one Director; favours Sir Walter Monckton [Director-General, Ministry of Information] over Major Sir Hubert Young with Tweedy [Publicity Information Office, Jerusalem, Palestine] as assistant. 27 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/65 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos]: preliminary dates and figures for meetings of staff should not be given to the Turks or Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen [British Ambassador to Turkey] as the Middle East is still not settled. 29 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/66 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on discussions with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French]. 29 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/67-68 Telegram from WSC to Stalin on despatch of 10,000 tons of rubber to a Soviet port. 31 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/69 Telegram from WSC to Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] asking him to continue in the post until March 1943. 01 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/70 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC with the opinions of General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on treaty negotiations in the Middle East as reported by Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States]; anticipates a National Congress in Syria and the Lebanon, but no elections; also refers to views of Lepissier [Secretary General of Free French Administration] and Engert [United States Consul-General]. 01 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/71-73 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC suggesting a visit to Britain in August. 31 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/41/74 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on a new and bolder spirit in Turkey and the Middle East. 02 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/75 Telegram from Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] to WSC: Averell Harriman [former United States Special Representative in Britain] had passed on messages to Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States] about publicity and motion pictures. 02 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/76 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos]: General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] and Free French should not be allowed to compromise safety of Syria; with personal message for de Gaulle inviting him back to England. 02 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/77 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC with impressions of two Middle East commanders: Lieutenant-General Sir Noel Beresford-Peirse [Commander Western Desert Force] and [?] Major-General Sir Michael Creagh. 02 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/78 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] suggesting 20 August for start of visit to England. 03 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/79 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on threat to his objective of controlling Free French in Syria; fears reappointment of former Vichy officials by General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] will cause Arab revolt. 03 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/80 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on good state of road transportation between Alexandria and Bagush [? Egypt]; discussion with Lieutenant-General Sir Noel Beresford-Peirse [Commander Western Desert Force] and [?] Major-General Sir Michael Creagh. 02 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/81 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] thanking him for supplying information. 03 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/82 Telegram from WSC to Lieutenant-General William Dobbie [Governor of Malta] congratulating him on the defence of Malta. 03 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/83 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir James Somerville [Commander-in-Chief, Force H] congratulating him and Rear-Admiral [Edward] Neville Syfret [Force H Sea Command] on transfer of troops to Malta. 03 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/84-85 Telegram from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt] President of the United States, expressing hopes and good wishes; includes draft note. 04 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/86 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to President of the United States] to the President [Franklin Roosevelt] on estimates of supplies for the Soviet Union and Middle East. 04 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/87 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] seeking reassurance that his agreement with the Commander-in-Chief, Middle East [Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck] does not alter the constitutional position of the Intendant-General, Middle East [General Sir Robert Haining] with the Secretary of State for War. 07 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/88 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on request made by United States Military Attache for more tanks from the United States for Middle East. 05 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/89 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC on trip to Nairobi [Kenya] and Egypt. 06 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/90 Telegram from Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] to WSC consenting to remain in post for at least a further year. 05 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/91 Telegram from Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to WSC] to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] reiterating the need for United States tanks in the Middle East. 06 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/92 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Robert Menzies] to WSC requesting details on relief of the Tobruk [Libya] garrison; Australian War Cabinet alarmed about health of Australian troops in Libya, Greece, Crete and Syria. 07 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/93 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Robert Menzies] to WSC asking for projected German moves around Turkey and Libya; also on the failure to provide anticipated strength bomber and fighter squadrons. 07 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/95-96 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Robert Menzies] to WSC urging him to use his meeting with Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States [at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada] to involve the United States further in the war, thereby keeping Japan out. 08 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/97-98 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] expressing a high opinion of General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]. 04 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/99 Telegram from WSC to Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia] accepting offer of a replica of the Speaker's Chair in the Canberra Parliament to replace the chair in the recently bombed House of Commons. For original letter see CHAR 20/41/59 - 60. 08 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/100 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos]: "Hornblower admirable" ["Captain Hornblower, RN", by C S Forester]. 10 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/101 Telegram from Force H (Navy) to WSC thanking him for his inspiring message which has been conveyed to Rear-Admiral [Edward] Neville Syfret [Force H Sea Command]. 09 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/102 Telegram from WSC to Commissioners of the Four Dominions for their respective Prime Ministers [Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, Peter Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand and General Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa] on meeting between WSC and Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States [at Placentia Bay] off the coast of Newfoundland [Canada] to be attended by Admiral of the Fleet Dudley Pound, 1st Sea Lord, General Sir John Dill, Chief of General Staff Air, Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman, Vice-Chief of Air Staff, Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] and Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to Roosevelt]; also Sumner Welles [United States Under-Secretary of State] and Admiral Harold Stark [United States Chief of Naval Operations]. 06 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/103 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] anticipating his arrival back in Britain. 10 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/104 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC explaining why Iraq should be commanded from the Middle East and not from India; jurisdiction should be extended over Turkey and possibly the Caucasus. 10 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/105-106 Telegram from Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC on need for capital ships in Far East to defend Singapore, Malaya [later Malaysia] and Thailand and discourage Japan from entering the war. 11 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/107 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on bitterness of Free French and General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French]. 12 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/108 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on duties of the Intendant-General, Middle East [General Sir Robert Haining] and on authority to act on his own discretion. 12 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/109 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] to WSC on Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada]'s trip to Britain. 15 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/110 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French]'s mistrust of the English over Syria and negotiations concerning a Free French navy. 15 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/111 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC on his trip to Britain. 16 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/112 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC requesting transfer of Major- General Alan Cunningham [General Officer Commanding East Africa Forces] from East Africa to Libyan Desert. 16 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/113 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC sent via Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] suggesting a Canadian or Australian replacement for Arthur Purvis [late Chairman, British Supply Council in North America] to co-ordinate supply of goods from the United States; Casey [? Richard Casey, Australian Minister to the United States] is favoured by United States Government. 17 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/114 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC "am leaving Moira amid alien corn" [Lady Moira Lyttelton, later Moira, Lady Chandos]. 16 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/41/115 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on new inclusion of Aden [later Yemen] in his sphere, and problems over Turkey and Saudi Arabia. 16 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/41/116 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, approving his proposal [not stated]. 18 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/117 Telegram from WSC to [Lord Halifax, British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] and 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] asking for advice on a replacement for Arthur Purvis [late Chairman, British Supply Council in North America]. 16 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/118-119 Telegram from WSC to Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia] advising that if he did visit Britain he could not sit on the War Cabinet. 18 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/120-122 Telegram from [Franklin Roosevelt] President of the United States to WSC on discussions with the Japanese Ambassador to the United States [Kichisaburo Nomura]; Roosevelt insisted that hostile actions by the Japanese Government in the Pacific must cease before informal talks could recommence. 18 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/123 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] asking whether Casey [? Richard Casey, Australian Minister to the United States] will succeed Arthur Purvis [late Chairman, British Supply Council in North America]. 20 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/124 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] asking for report on his visit to the Middle East. 20 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/125 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] authorising him to act at his discretion when urgent action is required with no time for referral. [Aug 1941]
CHAR 20/41/126 Telegram from Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC on the latter's meeting with [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States [at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada] and warning delivered to Japan. 20 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/127 Telegram from [Robert Menzies], Prime Minister of Australia, to WSC on problems of Dominions Ministers visiting Britain but not sitting on War Cabinet. 20 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/128 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC accepting an invitation to Chequers [Buckinghamshire] during his trip to Britain. 20 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/129 Telegram from Emmanuel Tsouderos, Prime Minister of Greece, in South Africa, to WSC expressing confidence in the war aims of the Allies after reports of WSC's meeting with [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States [at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada]. 15 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/130 Telegram from WSC to President of the Council [? Emmanuel Tsouderos, Prime Minister of Greece] congratulating Greece on her stand against aggression. 19 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/131-132 Telegram from the Prime Minister of South Africa [General Jan Smuts] to WSC reporting on trip to Middle East with predictions of direction of war in future months. 21 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/133 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC relating the decision by Major-General Alan Cunningham [General Officer Commanding- in-Chief, 8th Imperial Army in Middle East] to continue to blockade Djibouti [French Somaliland] rather than attack as Vichy will not surrender if General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] and Free French are involved in assault. 21 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/41/134 Old file cover. Aug 1941